In her more than 30 years of working with organizations on strategy development, capability building, and organizational change, Margaret Covell has learned that in order to build a successful enduring business, you must have the right talent in the right positions at the right time. In her role as Executive Search Advisor and co-leader of our Private Equity practice, she taps in to her extensive network of talented executives to do just that!
In 2006, Margaret joined private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners as the first female Managing Director. She remains involved in many initiatives to develop and promote women leaders in the PE sector. She was also responsible for creating the Strategic Resource Group, a senior team of operating professionals that partner with portfolio company management teams to identify and implement strategic initiatives.
Prior to THL, Margaret was a Partner at the Monitor Group, a global strategy consulting firm, where she served clients across multiple sectors including heavy goods manufacturing, textiles and home furnishings, distribution and logistics, and health care and life sciences. In addition, Margaret led Monitor’s operations strategy business unit.
Margaret has also been involved in the non-profit sector for 30 years. While at Monitor, Margaret was deeply engaged with New Profit Inc., a venture philanthropy fund that invests behind social entrepreneurs, where she partnered with portfolio companies on strategy and served as an executive coach. Currently, she is an Executive Fellow at the Center for Higher Ambition Leadership. She also serves as Board President of Partners for Youth with Disabilities, a leading national organization that empowers youth to reach their full potential. Margaret earned a BA in English Literature, cum laude, from Colgate University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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